Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Aguilar or Max Muncy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
53 of 59 experts
10%
Recommended by
6 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 81
Best Rank# 28# 41
Worst Rank# 192# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 110
Best Rank# 75# 101
Worst Rank# 85# 146
   
Projections 
   
Runs7776
Home Runs3128
RBI9579
Stolen Bases03
Batting Average.260.248
   
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Injury AlertMiLB-
   
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The Athletic
# 68# 98
   
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# 44# 80
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 65
   
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# 29
   
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DailyOverlay
# 35# 80
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 58
   
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USA Today
# 61# 74
   
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# 52# 55
   
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Razzball
# 51# 52
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 45# 70
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 84
   
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# 60# 76
   
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Beast Dome
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 65# 47
   
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# 66# 41
   
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# 67# 64
   
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# 132# 123
   
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# 192# 62
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats492395
   
Runs8075
   
Hits135104
   
Singles7550
   
Doubles2517
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3535
   
RBI10879
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5879
   
Strikeouts143131
   
Batting Average.274.263
   
On Base Pct.352.391
   
Slugging Pct.539.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.890.973
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats520467
   
Runs7776
   
Hits135116
   
Singles7865
   
Doubles2521
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3128
   
RBI9579
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks5578
   
Strikeouts147142
   
Batting Average.260.248
   
On Base Pct.330.355
   
Slugging Pct.492.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.838
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
News 
 Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run homer in his only at-bat in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Max Muncy hit his 35th homer of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
 Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and another RBI in Friday's victory over the Angels.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a grand slam, a walk, and two runs scored in the Dodgers' 6-3 win over the Padres on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
 Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run Friday against the Indians.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
Max Muncy was out of Sunday's lineup versus the Rockies with a quad injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two total RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 4th
Max Muncy (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-3 and scored two runs against the Red Sox in his first game as a Ray on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
Max Muncy had an MRI Friday afternoon, which revealed a crack in his right wrist. He expects to return to action in 1-2 weeks.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 30th
Notes 
 After hitting .265 with 16 HRs in 279 at-bats in 2017, Aguilar got the chance to be a full-time player in 2018, and took advantage to the sweet tune of a .274/80/35/108 line that made him a top-three first baseman in standard 5x5 roto leagues. Aguilar is a zero on the base paths and he strikes out too much to be of much help in batting average, either, but the power is very real and his run production numbers should continue to be excellent in a loaded lineup and great home park. Call Aguilar a HR/RBI specialist if you must, but at least recognize that he is one of the better HR/RBI specialists in the game.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Muncy was 2nd in HR-rate among all MLB hitters last season. Granted, he slowed down toward the end of the year and his batting average wasn't ideal, but that type of power certainly warrants a top 100 pick. This is especially the case when he qualifies at second base and third base too.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Aguilar is currently being drafted ahead of players like Scooter Gennett, Eddie Rosario, Justin Upton, Josh Donaldson, and A.J. Pollock. He may have put together a great first half, but once pitchers built a book on him, his last 60 games saw him hit just .245 with 27 homers. His consensus projections aren't much higher, at 30 homers and a .258 batting average. You can find production like that off the waiver wire at first base, and while there is a chance he returns to first-half form, you may be better off waiting 170 picks and grabbing a similar player like C.J. Cron.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Muncy was a late bloomer, bouncing around the Athletics' and Dodgers' farm systems for six years before breaking out in a big way at 27 years old. In his first extended opportunity in the Big Leagues, Muncy smacked 35 home runs in just 395 at-bats. That was due in part to a 29.4 percent HR/FB ratio that was one of the highest in baseball, but Muncy was also among the league leaders in hard contact rate. Even if his HR/FB rate drops off, he can make up for it with more games played, making him a decent bet to again top 30 home runs. He won't be an asset in batting average or stolen bases, but he is another example of a big-time power source you can acquire relatively cheaply.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Aguilar's breakout may have seemed to come out of nowhere, but it was only the playing time that was particularly surprising. After slugging .505 in a short-end platoon role in 2017, he supplanted Eric Thames to pop 35 homers with a 134 wRC+ in a full-time role. All the hard hits and a high launch angle say the power is legit, but his contract skills don't support a .274 hitter. Drafters are naturally dubious of playing for a late bloomer's career year, but Milwaukee's starting first baseman shouldn't fall off a cliff entirely. He should at least remain good for a .250, 30-homer campaign.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Muncy had batted .195 with five homers in 245 big league plate appearances prior to 2018, so he naturally towered 35 homers with a .407 wOBA. He endured some troubling strikeout woes late in the season and playoffs, but there are plenty of reasons not to anticipate the bottom falling out entirely. Along with a gorgeous 16.4% walk rate, the late bloomer notched a heavy dosage of fly balls (44.9%, only 5.9% popups) and hard hits (47.4%). Per Statcast, only Joey Gallo served up a higher rate of barrels per batted balls than Muncy's 16.9. He's a solid power pick-and tremendous OBP target-if the rest of the room sees an obvious regression candidate.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros